Cuban Mojo Chicken with Mandarin-Black Bean Salad


These recipes come from Southern Living and are excellent and perfect for a hot day, lighter dinner, and entertaining.

Cuban Mojo Chicken:

  • 1/4 cup fresh oj
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Chicken


  1. Combine: first 7 ingredients in a zip-top plastic freezer bag or shallow dish; add chicken. Cover or seal, and let stand for 20 minutes. Make Mandarin-Black Bean Salad while chicken marinates…see below.
  2. Remove chicken from marinade, reserving marinade. Pat chicken dry with paper towels.
  3. Grill chicken
  4. Pour marinade into a saucepan and boil for 2 minutes
  5. Cut cooked chicken diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices and drizzle with cooked marinade.

Mandarin-Black Bean Salad:

  • 2 c. mandarin orange segments, well drained
  • 1 c. canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 c. diced jicama
  • 2 TBSP chopped red onion
  • 2 TBSP seeded, minced jalapeno
  • 2 TBSP shredded fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl. Let stand until ready to serve, tossing occasionally.

Cuban Mojo Chicken with Mandarin-Black Bean Salad:


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